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of michele obama. this is about 45 minutes. >> good evening. welcome. it is a delight to have you here, rachel, and to have all of you here. it's a lovely summer evening, and it is getting hot out there. summer will now descend upon us. we have a special treat in store for you. as you probably have read and heard about recently the book rachel swarm was written "american tapestry." i am looking forward to hear hearing about the process of this book. to begin i think what the audience probably doesn't know is that we have a lot of support, kind of a community of behind-the-scenes players. starting with the genealogist then a fellowship and maybe just to get started let's talk about the book itself and how we arrived at this amazing story. >> you know, i wrote a story in october of 2009 about the first lady's family. that became the genesis of this book. i am a journalist. this is my first book. this is a new experience for me. >> congratulations. >> thank you. [applause] really, when i thought to do this i kind of
who voted in arizona, so one of the states with the biggest latino vote, but obama didn't carry the state. in fact, romney won big. the latino democratic senate candidate, richard carmona, didn't win. and sheriff joe arpaio, surge of immigrants, legal and illegal, did win re-election comfortably. so not exactly what you expect with the latino vote, didn't translate into votes. we think there's a lot to be said about arizona and i won't steal the fire of the people who are going to say it. we obviously are looking at it in particular because of the asu connection but there's a lot to learn. it's a very interesting microcosm. so the first panel is about arizona with that kind of -- just to be aware of that disclaimer, somebody not saying arizona is typical. the second section will zoom out, pull back from arizona and look at the big picture, the scope and significance of the latino vote nationally. and i'll say more about that when the time comes. but for now, i want to thank you all for being here and let's get going. i'm going to hand the stage over to steven dinan, who is going
would have a merlot, and obama would chew nicorette. >> you point outside in the book somehow when they took the official photo, both of those vanished. >> yes. they had iced tea there for obama. of course, boehner had his seg represent, and they put the cigarette in the ashtray away for the picture, but they have not closed the deal on the personal relations, and that's a shame. i think if somebody, instead of sponsoring your breakfast and all, sponsor a weekly dinner between obama and boehner and everyone would agree to pay for it and let them just talk and get to know each other and see, you know, it's -- >> how much -- >> oh, that's right. what do you think? >> i think that's a great idea. [inaudible] a special room. >> i'm not sure -- [inaudible] >> yeah, okay, but, well, you know, but, i, you know, personal relationships, when john was the fbi spokensman, he was not helpful, but you could talk to him, get him on the phone, and if you had a good story, he'd confirm it by laughing, a deep laugh meant you were on the right track. no laughter meant no. [laughter] >> now, it looks
, john if you come back with the deal, that you fashioned with obama this doesn't get more than say 100 votes or so and the republicans, cancer has cantor has started a whispered campaign and you are going to be -- we saw it happen with speaker gingrich and it can happen here. boehner walked away from a deal shortly after that. >> i want to come to the interplay between the leadership on the republican side in in a second but i have to ask this based on what you said. i think you know the president gave what was initially an off the record interview to the "des moines register" editorial board, speaking although he did not get the endorsement of that paper in one of the things he said in the interview was he believed he could get a grand bargain struck on the debt ceiling if he were reelected on november 6. a son what you're saying they may not be possible if if the freshman and now sophomores and many members who come and don't eventually give a nether blessing to cut a deal. in her may feel in the same tough spot now that but he was last year. a ground part and based on what you say m
>> according to a group of open government advocates, the obama administration's efforts and government transparency are mixed. the sunlight foundation held a forum on whether president obama lifted to his pledge to have the most open government in american history. this discussion is 90 minutes. >> good morning. welcome to the kayseri committee and transparency event on transparency in the obama presidency. i am daniel schuman with the sunlight foundation. welcome. there are many meanings of transparency. i'm not going to get into all of them today, but i'm sure there will be many different aspects. their widely divergent opinions on the successes of the obama administration and i hope to explore some of those today. president obama made a number of promises when he was running for president. a number are still available on change.gov. during the course of the administration, new issues came up. everything from campaign finance disclosure to dealing with the lawsuit and others on visitors logs. there's been a lot of changes during the course of the administration. what i
and pacific on c-span3 american history tv. >> president obama this evening said the u.s. now recognizes the main syrian opposition group as the legitimate representative of its country's people. turkish journalism has reported that the new america foundation. two men have returned from the country into the to the west can do more to help the syrian people. [inaudible conversations] >> welcome, everyone. welcome to c-span on the audience. i am very excited about today's events. we have two people with us that have recently come from syria that are able to give us an insight on the perspective of something that is hard to come by. in the context of the syria. to my far right is mohammed ghanem, he has a bachelor's degree in english literature, as well as graduate degree in translation from damascus university. he went on to earn a degree in conflict transformation from the center of justice and peace at the eastern mennonite university in harrisburg, virginia, and he has fought as assistant professor at princeton university. he is a long-term activists. he was active in the early days as
like our -- speakers today. [inaudible] at the end of the first term of the obama administration, it seemed like an appropriate point to look at the track record and ahead at the challenges remaining. i'm delighting we have two speakers who can do that extremely well for us today. our first speaker in the main speaker today is ambassador -- [inaudible] is the coordinates for counterterrorism at the state department. he's held number reduce government positions, i'm also quite pleased to say for several years was a senior fellow here at the brookings institution. he is also the author of two noted books, [inaudible] and the next attack. and i would say to the loss of the public, he's leaving us he's going teach and do and head the research at the dart mouth college starting in the coming year. i'm sure that dart mouth students more broadly deem ya -- two comments we are bruce rhode island rye deal. he's a 30-year veteran of the intelligence commune. he served in numerous senior positions in the dodd and white house. he's a author of several books. i can actually send a fair amount
this close and collaborative working relationship. we have more work to do, but with president obama's strong support and guidance, we applaud the two departments closer together than ever before. we underwritten joint va dod medical facilities where they make sense, harmonizing acquisition decisions, committed both departments to a single common, joint, integrated health department record, iehr, which will be open in architecture and non-proprietary and design. veterans wait too long to see benefits earned, and, together, we streamline processes, sharing more information between departments. at av, we supports dod's implementation of the president's initiative to redesign the transmission assistance program so it's mandatory, seamless, and productive. there's a handoff from member status to ensure all who served are prepared to transition into civilian life and that they have access to va benefits and services earned. with his executive order to improve access to mental health services, president obama continues to prove his commitment to veterans a genuine and runs deep. we are ensuring ser
with the sort of president obama. he wants to determine nate the procedure allowing members to filibuster a motion to proceed. he wants to force the so-called talking filibuster, but he wants to do so in the way he wants to do so he would have to break the rules to change the rules. we would use the so-called nuclear option, which we've been discussing, when the majority leaders forces a change to the rules with the majority vote. putting the substance of the changes talked about inside, it's important to note that the senate's rules have never been changed while following the rules and following the -- without following the regular order, without following the rules. there have been changes to precedent and the interpretation of the rules using the nuclear option with the simple majority if not changed without looking at the regular order. back in 1979, senate ma yourty leader at the time did use a version of the nuclear option to change the debate, the nature of the debate when debating executive nominations, but that was aƱ&r change in precedent. it's never happened that the senate ch
the stuff. >> only president obama who had a father -- it was an extraordinary openness actually. >> you know, i think we talk about it a lot. you know, i liked it when i was a kid. you didn't talk about it a lot. you lived your life. that to me -- we talk a lot about this person is that, this person is this. and then we pretended -- we i liked it when people didn't care. you -- i was catholic. you talk about a minority within a minority, within a minority. i was a black catholic in savannah, georgia. [laughter] now that is a what is an insular . >> discreet. >> insular minority. so but nobody bothered us. i was the only black kid in my seminary 1965. '64 there was another young man. i was there by myself for two years in savannah. nobody bothered me. i hear people say these things about their tolerance. there are identifying who is what a lot more. the -- i kind of like the idea that when you started, here you and i, neither one of us is caucasian. nobody is pointing it out. we pointed it out and said you are indian dissent. i don't know what people say. people say horrible things. i'm
be in order and that any related statements be printed in the record and that president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the majority leader, after consultation with the republican leader, the senate proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany h.r h.r. 43, the department of defense authorization act, for fiscal year 2013, that there be up to an hour of debate equally divided between the two leaders their designees prior to a vote on adoption of the conference report. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: thank you, mr. president. i would note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from illinois u. mr. durbin: i ask con scene the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: i ask un
president obama on tv a month or so before election seen he wasn't concerned about the deficit. i have a question to ask that i've been wondering. to solve these people on medicaid that obama put on medicaid, does that come out of the medicare program? >> guest: yes it does. it certainly does. part of the reason i like the right purpose on medicaid, essentially to broccoli and the program to the states -- this is not a cut in spending come up with in the future increases to population growth and inflation, something like that. we found the states do exactly what we did welfare in 1990s. most people on both sides argue well. the great thing about paul's proposal as it's not new stuff. a lot of it has to do is another context. what's new is he at the political courage and skill to put in a package you could pass out. >> host: the geo-plan is to create a fiscal crisis of them privatize social security and medicare. just go absolutely not true. looks great in the fiscal crisis is not done with medicare and social security right now. our aim is to say those programs and expand for future ge
is the opposition is cohesive and any kind of way. the muslim brotherhood, no doubt, cohesive. secondly, obama and morsi have a good report. and that includes where they spoke a number of times and they seem to be on the same page. chemical reporting on this. the idea of the administration is that our relationship with him could be the best that we have. the personal, there is never an alternative to the ruling party, until there is an alternative. that should be the lesson of the arab spring. things are not really that stable. secondly, important to remember that what the brotherhood is doing right now is making a critical mass of the body that rejected. it is clearly countered by today's events in cairo, egypt. finally, there is the fact that morsi and the muslim brotherhood are more focused and willing to put forth the effort. that is how this book from washington. from the offices in cairo, first of all, he has entirely outsourced his israeli-palestinian relations. he let a victory be declared from downtown cairo. and also preventing weapons from gaza. the sunday "washington post", from th
house of of commons. >> president obama, vice president biden and former bill clinton spoke at the memorial services for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye today at the washington national cathedral in washington d.c. senator inouye died on monday at the age of 88 and was the second longest-serving senator in history. this is an hour and 45 minutes. .. >> i am resurrection and i am white said the lord. whoever has faith in me shall have lies, and everyone who has lies and has committed himself to me and she shall not die forever. as for me, i know that my redeemer lives and that at the last he will send upon the earth after my awakening, he will raise me up and in my body, i shall see god. i myself shall see in my eyes behold him who is my friend and not a stranger. for none of us have wife and hands of a none terms his own master when we die. for if we have life, we are alive in the lord and if we die, we die in the lord. so then, whether we live or die, we are the worse possession. happy from now on are those who died in the lord, so it is said we spirit, for they rest
to be a think the obama administration's call, especially with the external pressure the israelis constantly hovering out there and that yahoo!'s talk about a red line is when is the united states going to get really serious about the second track? i am one of these people who believes there is an agreement out there that can be reached that would lead to a nonnuclear weapon iran. but i think the diplomacy has to be set. jack's final point about a republican conservative able to achieve agreements of this sort that are more difficult for a democrat is a very important one. no matter what kind of agreement, if there is an agreement reached with iran, it's going to be attacked by a lot of constituencies. but many of them are going to be republican. >> and he gave you many examples were a democratic president has reached major agreements. jack. >> regarding iran, i think in any situation you have windows of opportunity possibly. there are other times with the personalities make it simply impossible. we should not have negotiated. it wouldn't have helped in the 1930s. but the thing is as far as
he would not reappoint you to a third term as chairman, president obama did not weigh in on the issue. he won re-election. if the president were to call you, and say, ben, your country needs your continued stewardship at the federal reserve. we need you to stay, and finish the job to see this through. would you consider it? would you do it? and by chance if you had any conversations to that effect with the president or anybody on his team. thank you. >> so to answer the last part, no, i haven't had any conversations. i think the president has quite a few issues he needs to be thinking about from the fiscal cliff to many other appointments and so on. from my own perspective, i really don't have anything to add from the last press conference. i'm very much engaged in this difficulties we are discussing today, and i am not spending time thinking about my own future. i don't have anything to add there. [inaudible] mr. chairman? >> thank you. >> the questions taken the rule in to effect, one having to do with the cpi on the debate with the baner plan about change cpi not as an venture as
this afternoon when house speaker john boehner met with president obama at the white house for a little less than an hour. >> my inspiration was the idea that i wanted to explain how totalitarianism happens. we do know the story of the cold war. we know that the documents we have seen the archives and described relationships between roosevelt, stalin and truman and we know the main events from our point of view. what i wanted to do was show from a different angle, from the ground up, what did it feel like to be one of the people who were subjected to this system and how did people make choices in that system and how did they react? it's interesting that one of the things that has happened since 1989 is the regional used to call at eastern europe has become very differentiated. these countries no longer have much in common with one another except the common memory of communist occupation. >> russian president vladimir putin this week gave his first eight of the nation speech since being reelected. his nationwide address is a little less than an hour and a half. >> translator: of the federation cou
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